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Get Organised for Autumn Fair 2020

Despite lock-down, Autumn Fair 2020 is still scheduled to take place from 6-9th September.If you're planning to exhibit this year, order printed promotional bags NOW to save up to a third on delivery costs.Ordering early will also save the stress of last-minute orders and ensure the bags arrive in plenty of time.

Download our FREE Guide to Event Marketing to ensure that Autumn Fair is a big success for your business. Learn more about creating promotional bags and also get our top tips for trade show success.

Get Organised for Autumn Fair 2020

Is your business planning to exhibit at Autumn Fair 2020? Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, the show is still scheduled for 6-9th September. Its the UK's biggest trade show for gift and home products and a great place to showcase your brand and products, make new contacts and ultimately, drive sales. 

But it's a big, busy show and there lots of other brands competing for the attention of retail buyers and trend spotters. Have you thought about how you are going to attract potential customers to your stand?
One way is with an eye-catching promotional bag. Branded Tote Bags are usually the event bag of choice but depending on the product or target market you are promoting too, you may require a custom messenger bag, foldable bags or heavy duty bags.  Browse our Range of Promotional Bags by Style

How Promotional Bags Attract Trade Visitors

Promotional bags are a practical promotional product – they can be used as a goodie bag filled with branded gifts and marketing materials. Freebies are always popular and people will make a beeline for your stand for a beautiful bag and some free gifts. When other attendees see what you are giving away they will actively seek out your stand to find out more, giving you the opportunity to talk to more potential new customers and generate new sales leads. 
Shearer Candles Event Bag We created this lovely Metallic Tote Bag for Shearer Candles for Spring Fair 2017. They were a great success with customers and Shearer Candles continued to use them at events and shows.  They went for a classic Tote Bag but gave it a twist with a metallic finish to help them stand out from the crowd with a memorable event bag. 
Before you start designing an event bag for your stand at the Autumn Fair, think about whom you are trying to attract to your stand. Some questions to consider are:

  • Who is your product aimed at? 
  • What are the needs of the buyers? 
  • What are the current trends in your market? 

All of these elements will effect the final design of your event bag to ensure they attract the attention of your intended audience. a  branded event bag gives a huge space for your brand message, so make sure you think it through and get it right!

It’s Time to Get Organised!

Although Autumn Fair 2020 doesn’t start until 6th September 2019 it is definitely time to start getting organised. The main benefit to starting early is the cost advantage - you'll save approximately 30% on your order. You'll also benefit from lower stress levels as you avoid panic over order deadlines and your bags being delivered on time. 

Lead times for SEA orders (lowest-price delivery method) for promotional bags made from Woven or Non-woven PP is approximately 10-12 weeks. So, to get the cheapest delivery for Autumn Fair 2020, please get your orders & artwork to us by 26th June 2019. 

Non-woven tote bags start at as little as 42p per unit when you order early. This compares to 63p per unit when you opt for Express delivery which takes 3-4 weeks. For a more accurate price, please download our Non-woven PP Bag Price Guide

If you've really left things till the last minute you'll need a stock cotton or canvas tote bag that will be ready in 7 days. 

Smartbags are an approved service partner of bira -the British Indepedent Retailers Association and members get exclusive discounts. We can also supply a lower minimum quantity. 

Order Deadlines for Autumn Fair 2020

SEA delivery

Friday 26th June 2019 for cheapest delivery by 4th September.

EXPRESS delivery

Dependent on fabric chosen, express orders take 3-8 weeks. Here's a general guide to lead times by fabric:

3-4 weeks Express: Non woven PP | Laminated Non-Woven PP | Nylon | Laminated Woven

8 weeks Express: Laminated Woven PP - 50-70% Recycled Content

6 weeks Express: rPET Ecobags

6 weeks Express: Bespoke Cotton, Canvas & Jute Bags

7 Day Turnaround: Stock Cotton, Canvas & Jute Bag


Download Your Free Guide to Event Marketing

Smartbags Guide to Event MarketingFor more inspiration on creating a winning promotional bag don't forget to download our Guide To Event Marketing.

 It contains case studies showing how different businesses have used event bags to reach their marketing objectives with great success.

Download your copy now and get inspired to take your next event to the    next level!


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